4.0 low-tech building systems. BIM-based product-process innovation for corrugated cardboard prefabrication
Keywords:industry 4.0, prefabrication, mass customization, cardboard architecture, emergency architecture
Construction production chains are facing a profound ecological and digital transformation to support the competitiveness and resilience of the sector against ongoing environmental and socio-economic challenges. In recent years, the development of digital technologies has opened the field to the possibility of transforming prefabricated building production facilities into highly integrated, controlled, environmentally and economically efficient Industry 4.0 systems. CARES research is part of the ongoing debate, developing and implementing an innovative production model of construction elements made of corrugated cardboard, based on the principle of product-process digitalization through the use of BIM tools, aimed at rationalizing the use of resources and reducing the environmental burden of the construction phase.
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